Next Parish Council Meetings
Parish Council - 7th July
Planning Committee - 19th July.
Pavilion bookings are now being taken for the summer season (subject to availability). For more information click here. The open area of the Rec. remains fully accessible for exercise and the tennis court and play area are also open, but you are urged to comply with Government recommendations regarding keeping safe.
Community Services within the Village
Charity of the year 2022/23
Cuckmere Community Bus route 41
Community Watch / Neighbourhood Watch
Village Directory (at Aug 2021)
Who Looks after What?
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group
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Latest Update - 29th June 2022
Support for Ukraine: The Parish Council, together with our local church, Residents Association, Community Watch and other volunteers are working to provide support to residents who wish to host refugees from the conflict in Ukraine or help in other ways. Further information can be found on our "News and Information" page or by clicking here. It has now been announced that around 1200 refugees are due to arrive in East Sussex, with Wealden District expecting to accomodate some 500. More information on this can be found here.
A259 Overnight Closures: East Sussex Highways have advised that the A259 will be closed to traffic between 8:00 pm and 5:00 am, from the 18th to the 29th July, to allow road maintenance and patching to take place. The closure will be between Gilberts Drive and the Youth Hostel and the official diversion will be via Jevington, Wannock and Willingdon (although it will still be possible to reach Eastbourne via Beachy Head and Meads). Further information can be found on the ESCC Highways website by clicking here.
Bin Strike - Latest Update: WDC have now advised that their contractors Biffa and the GMB union have reached a settlement so that collections will now resume and residents should put out their bins for collection as normal. Further information can be found on the Wealden
website or by clicking here.
The most recent meeting of the Planning Committee took place at the Village Small Hall on Tuesday 21st June . The minutes can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
Platinum Jubilee: The four day Bank Holiday weekend was celebrated in great style in the village, with events taking place at the Village Hall, in the Parish Church, on the Greensward and at the Recreation Ground, where a Jubilee Beacon was lit on Thursday 2nd June. Further details can be found on our "News and Information" page or by clicking here.
The most recent Parish Council meeting took place on Thursday 9th June. The minutes can be found on our "Council Meetings" page or by clicking here.
Annual Audit: We are pleased to report that the annual internal audit of the Parish Council accounts has now been completed with no adverse comments from the auditor. The accounts will now be passed to the government appointed external auditors and their report should be completed in the next few months. A notice of public right to inspection, together with the audit summary has been posted on the council notice board and is also available in our "On-line library" page or by clicking here.
Defibrillator Training Session: Following the installation of
cabinet-based defibrillators around the village, the Parish Council has
now arranged a training session for anyone interested in how to use
these life-saving devices. The session is taking place at 7:00pm on 30th
June in the Village Small Hall. For further information click here and to book a place please contact the Parish Clerk (email@example.com )
Annual Village Meeting: After a two year gap due to the Covid
pandemic, it was great to welcome over 60 residents to the Village Hall on 20th May for the Annual Village Meeting. The evening included presentations by
local clubs and societies, as well as a chance to question Parish
Councillors. The minutes of the meeting will be published shortly. For pictures of the event go to our "News and Information" page or click here, and for the meeting agenda click here.
Charity of the Year: At the Annual Parish Council Meeting it was resolved to appoint the Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance Charity as the council's charity of the year 2022/23. An immediate donation of £500 has been made to the charity and a further £267 was collected for them during the Jubilee Beacon event. More information on the charity can be found by clicking here.
Jevington Road Closure for Gas Main replacement change to dates: Details of the
proposed closure to through traffic of the Jevington Road (C40) have now been revised and can be viewed
by clicking here. The first phase will now go from October to the beginning of December this year.
Despite objections from the PC and residents, this is deemed necessary
for safety purposes. The contractors have, however, said that the total
closure at all times is a "worst case" scenario and they will try to
keep the road open as much as possible.